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Plane Flies Into Ferris Wheel in Australia

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 12:50 am (UTC-5)
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Australian authorities say a small plane crashed into a ferris wheel at a town fair on Saturday. The plane was left dangling from the ride with its pilot and passenger trapped inside until rescuers got to them. New South Wales police in the town of Taree, about 250 kilometers northeast of Sydney, said no one […]

Philippines Hit by Second Typhoon in Week

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 12:40 am (UTC-5)
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Typhoon Nalgae slammed into the main Philippine island of Luzon Saturday, bringing more suffering to more than a million people still trapped from flooding caused by Typhoon Nesat, which ravaged Luzon Tuesday. Nalgae made landfall on Luzon’s east coast Saturday morning, with sustained winds of 160 kilometers per hour and dangerous gusts up to 195 […]

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Sudanese Army Stays in Abyei, Despite Withdrawal Agreement

Posted October 1st, 2011 at 12:10 am (UTC-5)
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Sudan says its troops will stay in the disputed Abyei region despite an agreement with South Sudan to withdraw on Friday. Khartoum says the troops will remain in Abyei until United Nations peacekeepers have fully deployed in the region. A U.N. spokesman says only half of the 4,200 Ethiopian peacekeepers have arrived in Abyei. South […]

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